FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

 

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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June 7, 2017 

 

Snow Crab Season Extension for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K

Due to current ice conditions, DFO advises that the Snow crab fishery for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K will now close at 2000 hours on Saturday, July 15, 2017. All fishing gear must be removed from the water by closing time.

DFO will continue to closely monitor soft-shell Crab occurrences and will implement the soft-shell Crab protocol to close fishing grids as required.

3K harvesters with vessels unable to leave port due to the severe ice conditions can contact the Area Chief Resource Management to discuss possible options.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: paul.shea@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Contact:

 

Patricia Williams
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-6151
E-mail: patricia.williams@dfo-mpo.gc.ca